Tigers Have Real Bite Now As Gloucester's Ambition Changes

Gloucester City’s hopes are now of a top half finish after another win on Monday night against Chippenham.

But manager Marc Richards has warned that they still have work ahead of them to confirm their National League South status.

A 1-0 victory versus Chippenham Town put one over a relegation rival - it was the club’s fourth win from six matches.

It means the Tigers are up to 14th and some 12 points clear of trouble but as Richards told the National League’s Oli Osborn, it’s not a done deal quite yet.

“I don’t think we’re safe and until mathematically we are then we can’t look at it any other way,” he said following the late victory.

“The last few season it’s been the 46 point mark that keeps you in the league and now we’re only six points shy of that.

“If you would have told me that in January, I would have snapped your hand off. If we carry on, you never quite know.

“If we keep working hard then there’s no reason why we can’t be looking at finishing in the top half of the table instead of down at the bottom three.”

The victory wasn’t easy on the eye but you won’t hear Richards complaining.

“It wasn’t a pretty game and it wasn’t a great performance, but to get a scrappy 1-0 I’ll take that all day long in the predicament we’ve been in,” he added.

“We were performing OK before Christmas, but we just weren’t picking up the points. The togetherness has got us through the five or six matches and we’re seeing that now. I’m delighted.”

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